Today, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could create a drag queen look with the new Romeo group gift from Altamura. (By the way, today is the final day you can pick up the Romeo and Juliet full-body mesh avatars as group gifts at the Altamura mainstore! So, if you haven’t done so yet, hurry down to pick them up! They are a truly fabulous deal we will probably not see again for quite some time.)
One advantage of the Romeo full-body mesh avatar is that the lipstick, eyeliner, eyeshadow and nail polish can be applied directly from the included HUD! (How very metrosexual!) And the body is Omega compatible with the Altamura Omega relay installed, so despite the masculine shape, I could easily add Omega-applier ballgowns. Here’s what I was able to come up with in about 20 minutes:
This avatar is wearing:
Mesh head and body, including makeup:Altamura Romeo
Hair:FABIA Lilak mesh hair (free group gift, the FABIA group is free to join, but only between February 25th and March 15th, 2019)
Gown: black ballgown by UniQue (Omega appliers and flexiprim skirt; free from The Free Dove)
Stole and Jewelry: free group gifts from Glitzz at this SLURL; you must join the [G] Glitzz group for free to get these gifts)
Shoes with Feet: chained black sandal by YDEA (comes with a HUD to adjust the skin tone; free from The Free Dove). These are essential to replace the manly feet of the Romeo avatar! (You can hide the feet using the included HUD.)
TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR: L$149 (L$50 to join the Altamura Design/Mesh Avatars group, and L$99 for the Altamura Omega system kit available at this SLURL).
Now, I’m going to take MissDrag over to Frank’s Jazz Club and see how long it takes before someone calls security 😉
UPDATE Feb. 28th: I spent another L$50 to join the Dotty’s Secret group and picked up all the free group gifts of drag makeup from the Dotty’s Secret group gifts wall (which include Omega appliers). Here’s another look, featuring the Miss Universe makeup set by Dotty’s Secret and yet another free ballgown from The Free Dove, this one by Graffitiwear:
Well, this evening’s BINGO EXTREMO event at High Fidelity was well attended, with 150 avatars playing several successive games of Bingo for prizes of Oculus Rifts, HTC Vives, sums of HFC (High Fidelity’s in-world currency), or (twice) everybody present winning 100 HFC! In a surprise twist, our emcee was none other than London drag queen Lady Camden:
There were a few technical glitches (some people’s numbers wouldn’t rez on their Bingo cards, and the sometimes the board showing which numbers were called was too blurry to read), but overall, the event was a success.
High Fidelity seems to have truly mastered the ability to host events with a large number of avatars present. Congratulations to Philip Rosedale and his team for another successful Bingo night!
RuPaul’s Drag Race is my guilty TV pleasure. I am currently watching Season 10, as the drag queens viciously battle each other for the crown. It got me wondering whether or not I could create a convincing drag queen in Second Life. And, with the help of products from two SL stores, I succeeded in making myself into a real drag queen!
As Karin Gillespie said: “The higher the hair, the closer to God.” And this glorious wig is from the marvelous selection of drag queen wigs from ZsaZsa’s House of Beauty in Tableau. My makeup comes from Dotty’s Secret Drag Queen Makeup and Accessories Store (it’s available in Catwa and Omega appliers for mesh avatar heads, as well as a facial tattoo for older system avatars). Here’s an overall view of my outfit:
The rest of my outfit was free! The slinky black evening gown by Emerald Couture and the chunky gold-and-diamond jewelry by JUMO I got from the excellent Freebie Store at Ajuda SL Brasil. And under the gown, I am wearing the black pumps from the Iliana avatar from SL’s own starter avatar selection.
There you go—drag on a dime! (Now, let’s see how long I can hang out here at Frank’s before they call security…).